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GranFondo Canada, producers of mass participation cycling events, has announced the introduction of GranFondo Niagara Falls which will take place on Saturday, September 14th, 2013. Starting and finishing adjacent to the world-famous Niagara Falls, the 125 km route will take cyclists into the heart of the Niagara Region, including wine country and several climbs of the Niagara Escarpment.
Add this to your 2013 event schedule, because you don’t want to miss it! This GranFondo event will mark the largest mass participation timed cycling event to ever take place in Niagara Falls.
You do know how amazing it is to ride down here, don’t you? Two years ago I had the privilege to move the area and discovered the quiet country roads and beautiful scenery were a dream for cycling. I was extremely overjoyed when I discovered the passion for cycling in the area matched my own! Head out for a solo ride early in the morning and enjoy the mist rising above the fields, join one of the recreational clubs, or sign up for a more serious cycling club to find the personal experience you are looking for.
If you don’t live in the area, bring your family for a visit. Of course there is the majestic Niagara Falls, but there are other activities, festivals and sites in this beautiful countryside: Wineries, elegant hotels, Clifton Hills Amusement Centre and local shopping. Did I mention the decadent local cuisine? Visit Tourism Niagara for more information.
For some of you, this might seem like a long distance, but if you start early enough in the year and slowly increase your mileage, it is amazing the progress you can make. Find what works for you to stay motivated, and get started!
GranFondo promises for a memorable event – Food, entertainment and a guided ride! I am excited to say that this is one of the events on my list, and hope there are many other ladies that will join me in this excellent adventure.
Demand for the event is expected to be very high. For those interested in participating, registration details will be published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. For more information, visit niagarafalls.granfondocanada.com.
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